Category: Health > Children
Asked by: teteanne-ga
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01 Mar 2005 02:50 PST
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Question ID: 482779
My granddaughter (5 months old)has developed a flat head because she has been laying on her back since birth. Her pediatrician seems a bit concerned but wants to wait a little longer to see if "something" should be done to help correct it. I think something should be done now as I do not seeing the problem correcting itself. She does not like to lay on her tummy for more than a minute or two.Therefore, I would like some information regarding what kind of a doctor or therapist should we try to find and if there are any where we live in Fresno, California which is in the Central part of the State. If no one specializes in this area of expertise and we had to go out of town San Francisco would be easier for us to get to rather than L. A. Thank you.
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From: am777-ga on 01 Mar 2005 14:04 PST
Some general information.. Treatment: The treatment of plagiocephaly depends upon the etiology (cause) of the condition: Depending upon severity, plagiocephaly resulting from external/positional deformation can be treated with repositioning, neck exercises and/or head banding. Parents should consult a pediatrician, a pediatric neurosurgeon or a craniofacial surgeon for information on repositioning, neck exercises, and/or for referral and a prescription for head banding. http://www.plagiocephaly.info/ I would recommend visiting a childrens hospital with her if you choose to see a specialist. I couldnt find one in Fresno, but there are is one in San Francisco. http://www.ucsfhealth.org/childrens/ Good luck with your granddaughter teteanne!!!! Anne-Marie
From: am777-ga on 01 Mar 2005 14:05 PST
read "is one in San Francisco"
From: teteanne-ga on 22 Mar 2005 13:02 PST
thank you for "comments" they have been very helpful and informative
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